Graduate College Events

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Illini Union, Room 104

    The Ford Foundation offers fellowships for underrepresented doctoral students and postdocs preparing for academic careers. We'll cover the mission of the Foundation, the application process, and the services of the Office of External Fellowships. Eligibility: U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents, or individuals with DACA status.

    • 2:30 - 4:00 pm
    • Coble Hall 304/308

    Curious about faculty careers at liberal arts colleges and other teaching-focused institutions? Want to learn what departments at those institutions look for when hiring faculty? Join us for a conversation with Illinois alum Allen Schwab. Schwab is currently a faculty member in the graduate American Culture Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    • 3:30 - 5:00 pm
    • Illini Union 210

    What is an academic job interview actually like? What’s the difference between a phone interview and a campus interview? What sorts of questions will I be asked? What kind of things do you include in a job talk? In this interactive workshop, you’ll get answers to these questions as you learn the basics of the academic interview process.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    • 3:30 - 5:00 pm
    • Coble Hall 304/308

    What is an academic job interview actually like? What’s the difference between a phone interview and a campus interview? What sorts of questions will I be asked? What kind of things do you include in a job talk? In this interactive workshop, you’ll get answers to these questions as you learn the basics of the academic interview process.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    • 3:30 - 5:00 pm
    • Illini Union 407

    What transferable skills have you developed in graduate school? And how can you explain them in ways that make sense to nonacademic employers? In this interactive workshop, learn how to identify your marketable skills and practice articulating their value in a variety of contexts, including resumes and interviews.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    • 10:00 - 11:00 am
    • 308 Coble Hall

    Interested in overseas language study? Fellowships support U.S. Citizens enrolled in graduate degree programs in any field who wish to study of less commonly taught languages in regions critical to U.S. national security. Ms. Randi Butler from the Institute of International Education, will be our guest presenter.

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Medical Sciences Building Auditorium

    Learn about the NIH National Research Service Award, aka the Kirschstein Fellowship (F30, F31, & F32). NRSAs offer support for up to 5 years for PhD students, up to 6 years for MD/PhD students, and up to 3 years for postdocs. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents who are conducting research on topics relevant to NIH’s institutes or centers.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

    • 12:00 - 1:30 pm
    • Coble Hall 304/308

    "What do you want to achieve in graduate school? The skills and experiences you gain in the coming years will impact your success in graduate school and beyond. In GradMAP, you will develop a personalized development plan so you can get the most out of your time in graduate school and make use of campus resources for graduate students.